Hema Thakar
Legacy Health Partners

Hema Thakar, MD, FACS

Specialist

  • My Specialties:

    Cosmetic Specialties; Microsurgery; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Board-certified; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Languages:

    English, Interpreters available for other languages
  • Gender:

    Female

PATIENT RATING: 4.9 OUT OF 5 ( 106 RATINGS & 54 COMMENTS)

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Where I see patients

Legacy Medical Group–Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • 2222 NW Lovejoy Ave., Suite 304
    Medical Office Building 1, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center campus
    Portland, OR 97210-5100
  • 503-413-4992
  • 503-413-5764
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About Me:

Plastic and reconstructive surgery is a marriage between form and function. My goal is to restore my patients self-confidence, whether through cosmetic or reconstructive procedures, so that my patients can look, feel, and function at their best. I take pride in providing comprehensive plastic and reconstructive surgery care in a safe and compassionate manner. My areas of expertise range from transgender surgery to microsurgery. I am one of the few plastic surgeons in Oregon who performs DIEP flaps. I feel highly privileged and find satisfaction in being able to help my patients during such an important time in their lives. I also have specific interests in facial rejuvenation, aesthetic surgery of the breast, cosmetic and functional procedures after massive weight loss. I my free time, I enjoy skiing, hiking with my family, and cooking.

Education:
Residency: University of Texas, Southwestern
Residency: University of Texas, Southwestern
Internship: University of Texas, Southwestern
Medical School: Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine
Bachelor of Science: Rice University
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
Publication: Wolters Kluwer, Wolters Kluwer, Wolters Kluwer, Elsevier

Patient Rating

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4.9 out of 5     106 Ratings     54 Comments

Sep 1, 2022
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I find all the health care at Legacy to be amazing - I see several providers. This provider is another example of "old school" care mixed with modern medicine and exemplary expertise. Staff greet me with kindness and care. Doctors that spend time with me - talking, getting to know me. Provide and review care options. Ask for my input. Each provider has this culture. You all should be proud to cultivate this kind of care. In a time of reduced workforce and multiple pressures, your staff and providers create an environment of trauma informed care and advanced technologies. I am so glad Legacy is where I call - my health home

Aug 12, 2022
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Dr Thakar is the most friendly, personable, and professional doctors I have ever seen anywhere. She is a true gem.

Aug 12, 2022
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I've always had an amazing experience with every single person in this office and I recommend them to everyone I know that could benefit from their services. Keep up the great work everyone, we see you and appreciate you!!

Aug 4, 2022
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Extremely impressed with Dr. Thakar & office.

Aug 4, 2022
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Very friendly and receptive, remembered me from almost ten years ago, had a good sense of humor, overall just very pleasant.

Aug 4, 2022
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Dr. Thakar is incredibly respectful and kind, was very clear and informative

Aug 4, 2022
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Dr Thakar us one of the loveliest people I have met. I felt very comfortable with her approach.. Very professional, caring great listener and conservative. I felt so at ease and comfortable with our collaboration. At some point I will need surgery but we will decide the right time together. She's an amazing medical professional and would highly recommend her !

Jul 15, 2022
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Dr. Thakar was wonderful. They seemed very genuine and sincere in there care for me. It didn't feel like a rushed experience and they made me feel like all their attention was on me. I couldn't have had a better experience!

Jul 14, 2022
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I really don't like your new hospital policy that states that everyone has to pay $500 to have their surgical waste tissue destroyed. I was hoping that insurance would cover that along with the surgery but since you have no other options I am forced to go somewhere that will take OHP.

Jul 14, 2022
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Dr. Thakar is great at making you feel cared for both as a patient and as a person. I couldn't recommend a better provider

Jul 8, 2022
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Doctor Thakar and nurses are extremely helpful and nice. I felt comfortable and welcomed.

Jul 7, 2022
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Dr. Thakar has the best bedside manner I have ever had as an adult. Her entire team made me feel valued as a person. Amazing care.

Jul 7, 2022
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Dr. Thakar was amazing, attentive, kind and knowledgeable. The rest of the staff was great for the most part.

Jun 30, 2022
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Hema Thakar was super helpful and friendly, she listened to all of my concerns and responded to my questions with immense knowledge on the subject of FTM top surgery. Even the parts that didn't go ideally for me were made easier by her presence and willingness to talk me through them.

Jun 30, 2022
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Dr Thakar is the only medical professional I have ever felt safe around.

Jun 30, 2022
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Dr. Thakar is the best. Informative, kind,patient, caring, professional. She has a bright shining spirit & her team is always kind and helpful which is extremely important from a patients point of view who has had the medical scares and complications I have had.

Jun 24, 2022
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Dr. Thakar is a great surgeon with an amazing "bedside manner". She is a really good listener and hears and responds to your questions and concerns. She truly cares about her patients.

Jun 17, 2022
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Thakar was very kind, calm, and answered all of my questions. It was an emotionally uncomfortable appointment for me, but she made me feel safe and listened - to.

Jun 10, 2022
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Thakar and her staff were outstanding.

Jun 10, 2022
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Dr. Thakar was incredible! She did an exceptional job on my surgery. I'm thankful that I went with her. She was also very approachable and made me feel reassured. This visit, the receptionists were incredible and let me visit the dr despite arriving late to my appointment. My only complaint throughout this whole surgery process would be that the phone tree was challenging to navigate, before I got set up in MyHealth and could communicate that way.

May 5, 2022
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Everyone was really nice and upbeat, and the doctor was attentive and created a positive environment.

Apr 29, 2022
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Dr. Thakar is the sweetest human. I felt seen and heard by her and am excited to have her as my surgeon.

Apr 22, 2022
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Dr Thakar was very personable and friendly. They answered my questions thoughtfully and made me feel at ease the whole time.

Apr 22, 2022
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Even though I am Deaf and have physical disabilities that make it difficult to use ASL both the provider and the interpreter took time to listen to me carefully and answer questions which is not something I see often. Providers get irritated with my use of my communication device since I am physically capable of speaking, I just prefer not to since I am insecure about my voice and can't hear myself anymore. I was pleasantly surprised that no one tried to undermine what I had to say or brush off my concerns or assume incompetence and I would recommend this provider over any other for transgender patients whether they are disabled or not. She is a kind and understanding provider who clearly lays out information.

Apr 22, 2022
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Dr Thakar is not just a wonderful and talented surgeon, they are also such a kind and genuine person. I feel so included and cared for by the whole team and am so happy with my results. I couldn't have wished for a better experience.

Apr 15, 2022
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I appreciate how approachable Dr Thakar is and that she's genuinely interested in her patients as individuals. She answered my questions and gave me her time.

Apr 8, 2022
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Dr. Thakar & team are extremely thoughtful. They make their patients feel safe & seen. They provide excellent medical care and are a fantastic surgeon.

Mar 18, 2022
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The entire staff was amazingly friendly and the provider was awesome she's very knowledgeable, bed side manner was A++, I can't wait to see her again. After talking with her I trust her with my health and wellbeing

Mar 10, 2022
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Thakar was amazing! They did top surgery with graphs and I couldn't be happier with my results. They were supportive and answered all of my questions! Their team was also so supportive, professional, and kind. I felt very listened to and well taken care of from the moment I began the process to getting top surgery to now! I will always recommend Thakar to other trans individuals!

Mar 10, 2022
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It was all good. Hema is a star to me. We work well together and she understands the the transition process very well and I trust her. I don't say that lightly as I essentially no one. The world is a mess: inflation, COVID and the war etc but offer Her a salary increase. I worked 30yrs as a pathologist asst and Hema's on a higher plane than the rest!

Mar 10, 2022
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Informative professional down to earth kind, took her time

Feb 25, 2022
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Everyone there was excellent, as always!

Feb 23, 2022
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Excellent and timely care. I have recovered well and feel much better after my treatment.

Feb 11, 2022
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Absolutely love Dr Thakar

Feb 3, 2022
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Dr Thaker, Christine, and Elizabeth were amazing! I have never been treating so well. They are warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and listen to what I had to say. They explained everything to me. I have recommended 2 friends to Dr Thaker's office. I was referred by a friend.

Feb 3, 2022
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Dr. Thakar is extremely kind and knowledgeable. The relief I felt seeing her for top surgery cannot be overstated. She saw she had a cancellation and immediately offered it to me, and I can not put into words how much that means.

Jan 14, 2022
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Dr Thakar was personable, kind, and listened well. She apologized for the long wait and fulfilled my expectations of the visit. I look forward to seeing her again.

Jan 14, 2022
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Dr.Thakar and her staff were AMAZING and I would highly recommend them to anyone in the LGBTQ+ community that is looking for gender-affirming surgery. Truly could not be happier with my experience and I hope everyone gets to see her or have provider that were as truly incredible as they were.

Jan 14, 2022
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Everyone we interacted with was so kind! We felt really welcomed and cared for.

Jan 14, 2022
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Thakar and time are so great - affirming, efficient, centered on me as an individual, communicative and good at what they do!

Jan 13, 2022
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The one place I see room for improvement across my health care team is thinking more creatively in providing accessibility options when a patient's support person is Deaf. My partner and support person is Deaf and we were hoping to secure interpretation for them. Communicating our needs and asks and ultimately needing to figure out solutions on my own creates additional stress on me leading up to surgery. As I am hearing, the system did not recognize my asks for support in time for staff to secure a viable option.I hope there is an adjustment that can be made in the system to attempt to identify situations like mine and my partners where there are reasonable accommodations that can be made. Acknowledging that the restrictions and precautions that need to be taken with COVID are valid, that does not preclude the availability of all options to provide accessibility to Deaf/Hard-of-hearing (HOH) patients or support people. I used an app called "Live Transcribe" with my doctor's permission so that my partner could read the information later.A more ideal situation for us, as well as others would have been a Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) service - wherein an interpreter connects via screen between the office and a person off-site needing information.I appreciate you reading this and hope it can help someone in the future.

Jan 6, 2022
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Dr. Thakar has a very friendly demeanor. This appointment, I feel a little like things got done rather quickly, and I might have liked a little bit slower. Everything that needed to get done got done, though. The nurses were super nice to me.

Jan 6, 2022
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Great at being gender affirming.

Jan 6, 2022
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All visits with this provider and her team went very smoothly and we felt well informed and well supported at all times. I felt confident in all of the team and the provider that I was in safe, knowledgeable hands.

Dec 17, 2021
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Dr. Thakar is very respectful and carefully listens to her patients! This was my first time seeing her and she was very friendly and attentive. Her MA was also super friendly and both made me feel safe and cared for. Thank you!

Dec 10, 2021
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Dr. Thakar did not give me the surgical results she said at my initial consult, made me wait 6 months for this appointment, & then did not take any accountability for the results. Instead she pushed it back on me, suggesting - outside of her scope of practice - that I have body dysmorphia rather than gender dysmorphia. I felt intimidated, erased, unseen. As a provider to transgender people, she should know better. I still have [removed for patient privacy]. It's not in my head. I objectively do not have the "small breast mounds" we discussed. To tell me I need therapy is disturbing.

Nov 19, 2021
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Hema is an excellent surgeon, a class act person and very understanding about transgender women like me. I had 2 post op concerns and together we resolved them like the med professionals we are. She's a nice person and I'm honored to be her patient.

Nov 12, 2021
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Dr Thakar and staff have been very helpful and respectful. Thank you to Dr Thakar and her staff!

Nov 11, 2021
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Dr. Thakar is amazing! So personable and helps me feel at ease with how knowledgeable and comfortable she is.

Nov 4, 2021
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Everyone and everything was fantastic!

Oct 22, 2021
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I arrived very early and they took me in almost immediately. I didn't expect or in any way require that, but it was nice.

Oct 15, 2021
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Absolutely love Dr. Thakar and looking forward to surgery with her!!

Oct 15, 2021
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I have only positive feed back so far for Dr. Thakar. However, my experience having a mammogram was TERRIBLE, painful, jarring, and all around miserable. The technician needs significant training.

Oct 7, 2021
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Dr. Thakar is extremely kind and great to work with. I feel completely at ease in their care and look forward to seeing them again!
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